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SD40-2R Conrail so loved their SD40-2's that in 1993 they decided to rebuild 40 units to 'Dash 2' specifications. For this project Conrail chose 30 of their own units and purchased an additional 10 former-Kansas City Southern SD40's from PAC Rail leasing. Conrail placed these rebuilt SD40-2R's into the series CR 6960-6999. While Conrail made no attempt to standardize the external appearance of their SD40-2R's, there are some common features. For example, all SD40-2R's retain their SD40 long hood and frame. The hood lacks a sight glass and pilot anticlimbers, both of which are present on the SD40-2. All SD40-2R's are equipped with FRA-approved marker lights, a tube-like affair that shines a red beam directly down the track instead of outward along the angle of the hood ends. But the similarities among units end there.

For unique spotting features of individual units, check the photos page. Some rebuilt SD40-2R's, for example, have 5-chime Leslie horns left over from their SD40 days, while other units have the common 3-chime Leslie horn. Some units have ratchet brake levers in the nose, while others have brake wheels. Painting details vary among units also. In short, Conrail's SD40-2R's are an interesting locomotive to spot.

One interesting note: Two of Conrail's SD40-2R's had a brush with fame in their previous SD40 lives. CR 6982 was the former SD40 'Savings Bond' locomotive (CR 6300), while CR 6981 was the former SD40 'United Way' locomotive (CR 6288).

Comprehensive SD40-2R Roster [Download PDF Version ]
The roster below is comprehensive for these units, which were rebuilt from SD40's beginning in 1993 and survived on roster until 1999. Some units went to NS first and then were transferred to CSX as their second disposition.
Unit #    Reblt   Former     Prior      Previous   Built #      Removed   Fist Disposition
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CR 6960   ??/93    CR 6259    PC 6259   --- ----   12/70 36915  05/31/99  to CSX 8869
CR 6961   ??/93   PAC 617    KCS 617    --- ----   08/68 33961  05/31/99  to NS 3425
CR 6962   ??/93   PAC 602    KCS 602    --- ----   10/66 32103  05/31/99  to NS 3426
CR 6963   ??/93   PAC 605    KCS 605    --- ----   11/66 32106  05/31/99  to CSX 8870
CR 6964   ??/93   PAC 606    KCS 606    --- ----   11/66 32107  05/31/99  to NS 3427
CR 6965   ??/93   PAC 608    KSC 608    --- ----   11/66 32109  05/31/99  to NS 3428
CR 6966   ??/93   PAC 612    KCS 612    --- ----   10/66 32113  05/31/99  to NS 3429
CR 6967   ??/93   PAC 613    KCS 613    --- ----   10/66 32114  05/31/99  to NS 3430
CR 6968   ??/93   PAC 615    KCS 615    --- ----   08/68 33959  05/31/99  to CSX 8871
CR 6969   ??/93   PAC 616    KCS 616    --- ----   08/68 33960  05/31/99  to CSX 8872
CR 6970   ??/93   PAC 620    KCS 620    --- ----   08/68 33964  05/31/99  to NS 3431
CR 6971   ??/93    CR 6298    PC 6045   PRR 6045   02/66 31290  05/31/99  to CSX 8873
CR 6972   ??/93    CR 6313    PC 6060   PRR 6060   02/66 31305  05/31/99  to NS 3432
CR 6973   ??/93    CR 6297    PC 6044   PRR 6044   02/66 31289  05/31/99  to CSX 8874
CR 6974   ??/93    CR 6311    PC 6058   PRR 6058   02/66 31303  05/31/99  to CSX 8875
CR 6975   ??/93    CR 6305    PC 6052   PRR 6052   02/66 31297  05/31/99  to CSX 8876
CR 6976   ??/93    CR 6335    PC 6082   PRR 6082   03/66 31327  05/31/99  to NS 3433
CR 6977   ??/93    CR 6330    PC 6077   PRR 6077   02/66 31322  05/31/99  to NS 3434
CR 6978   ??/93    CR 6353    PC 6100   PRR 6100   03/66 31345  05/31/99  to NS 3435
CR 6979   ??/93    CR 6355    PC 6102   PRR 6102   03/66 31347  05/31/99  to NS 3436
CR 6980   ??/93    CR 6352    PC 6099   PRR 6099   03/66 31344  05/31/99  to CSX 8877
CR 6981   ??/93    CR 6288   CNJ 3064   B&O 7485   05/67 33164  05/31/99  to CSX 8878
CR 6982   ??/93    CR 6300    PC 6047   PRR 6047   02/66 31292  05/31/99  to NS 3437
CR 6983   ??/93    CR 6346    PC 6093   PRR 6093   03/66 31338  05/31/99  to CSX 8879
CR 6984   ??/93    CR 6252    PC 6252   --- ----   12/70 36908  05/31/99  to NS 3438
CR 6985   ??/93    CR 6296    PC 6043   PRR 6043   02/66 31288  05/31/99  to NS 3439
CR 6986   ??/93    CR 6240    PC 6240   --- ----   12/70 36896  05/31/99  to NS 3440
CR 6987   ??/93    CR 6333    PC 6080   PRR 6080   03/66 31325  05/31/99  to NS 3441
CR 6988   ??/93    CR 6351    PC 6098   PRR 6098   03/66 31343  05/31/99  to NS 3442
CR 6989   ??/93    CR 6266    PC 6266   --- ----   12/70 36922  05/31/99  to CSX 8880
CR 6990   ??/93    CR 6282    PC 6282   --- ----   01/71 37008  05/31/99  to NS 3443
CR 6991   ??/93    CR 6326    PC 6073   PRR 6073   02/66 31318  05/31/99  to CSX 8881
CR 6992   ??/93    CR 6271    PC 6271   --- ----   01/71 36997  05/31/99  to CSX 8882
CR 6993   ??/93    CR 6309    PC 6056   PRR 6056   06/66 31301  05/31/99  to NS 3444
CR 6994   ??/93    CR 6294    PC 6041   PRR 6041   02/66 31286  05/31/99  to CSX 8883
CR 6995   ??/93    CR 6302    PC 6049   PRR 6049   02/66 31294  05/31/99  to CSX 8884
CR 6996   ??/93    CR 6287   CNJ 3063   B&O 7484   05/67 33163  05/31/99  to NS 3445
CR 6997   ??/93    CR 6341    PC 6088   PRR 6088   03/66 31333  05/31/99  to NS 3446
CR 6998   ??/93    CR 6332    PC 6079   PRR 6079   03/66 31324  05/31/99  to NS 3447
CR 6999   ??/93    CR 6290   CNJ 3066   B&O 7487   05/67 33166  05/31/99  to CSX 8885

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